Fort McMurray International Airport

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Fort McMurray International Airport
YMM Fort McMurray Airport Tower.JPG
Control tower
WMO: 71932
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Fort McMurray Airport Authority
Serves Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta
Location Fort McMurray, Alberta
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 1,211 ft / 369 m
Coordinates 56°39′12″N 111°13′24″W / 56.65333°N 111.22333°W / 56.65333; -111.22333Coordinates: 56°39′12″N 111°13′24″W / 56.65333°N 111.22333°W / 56.65333; -111.22333
CYMM is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 7,503 2,287 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Aircraft movements 79,032
Passengers 1,195,378
Sources: Canada Flight Supplement[1]
Environment Canada[2]
Fort McMurray Airport Authority[3]

Fort McMurray International Airport (IATA: YMMICAO: CYMM) is located 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) southeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a community-based not-for-profit organization that owns and operates the Fort McMurray Airport since 2010. The airport has seen a rise in business over the last 10 years due to an economic boom in the Athabasca oil sands. In 2013, the airport served 1,195,378 passengers,[3] ranking among the busiest airports in Canada.

The new international terminal building opened on June 9, 2014. It is located south of the current runway and will provide capacity for over 1.5 million passengers annually.

New Fort McMurray International Airport[edit]

As the old terminal building could only accommodate 250,000 passengers per year, the ever exceeding growth in passenger demand had pushed for the construction of a new building.

Construction on the new award-winning aurora borealis themed terminal started in August 2011 and the $258 million terminal was opened on June 9th, 2014, with the ability to accommodate 1.5 million passengers per year.

The new terminal building is approximately 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) and totals an area the size of 2.5 Canadian football fields, 5 times bigger than the old North terminal. This increase in capacity is not only vital to the growth of the airport and airport partners, but to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo as well. The new international terminal building also helps solidify the airport's position as an important economic generator for the region as reflected by the over $412 million in economic activity generated in 2013. Fort McMurray Airport forms part of the gateway to the region and has been a key to the transformation of Fort McMurray from a small town to a dynamic city.

The old terminal is now used for charter flights.

Fast facts[edit]

  • Helps to meet the air transportation needs of the Athabasca oil sands industry
  • Development of commercial and light industrial lands on-airport
  • Ability to accommodate over 1.5 million passengers annually
  • 16 retail and food and beverage outlets along with other amenities
  • 2 baggage carousels
  • Shuttle bus service
  • Customer service and visitor information booth
  • Interactive observation area
  • Larger, more up-to-date security screening area
  • Over 2,200 powered parking stalls
  • First airport in North America to contain seating with power outlets and USB charging connectors throughout terminal
  • Four airbridges and eight aircraft parking stands
  • Children's play area
  • Naturally heated courtyard
  • Barrier free access
  • Public art installations from across western Canada
  • Will feature a connected 4-star hotel (Opening 2016)


The new Fort McMurray International Airport features 16 food and beverage and retail outlets including some of the first ever in-airport locations for Earl's, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria. The 16 concessions include:

Arrivals level[edit]

  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
  • Elements
  • Nicholby's Convenience and Duty Free

Departures level[edit]

Past security[edit]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The old and new terminal buildings

Scheduled airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson
Air Canada Express Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
McMurray Aviation Fort Chipewyan[4]
Northwestern Air Edmonton, Fort Chipewyan, Red Deer
WestJet Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto–Pearson
WestJet Encore Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Vancouver

Public transit[edit]


Wood Buffalo Transit System's Route 11 Airport Shuttle

Bus service operates between the airport and downtown Fort McMurray via the Route 11 Airport Shuttle bus. This service operates seven days a week and has stops located at eight major hotels throughout the downtown core and at Keyano College. The service is part of the Wood Buffalo Transit System.[5]


There are two fixed-base operators that service aircraft:

  • Universal Aviation[6]
  • Executive Flight Centre[7]

See also[edit]


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